Core Values

Our Mission - To run an exceptional Catholic school for boys, in the Marist tradition, where the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and where faith, educational excellence and the call to justice are reconciled and lived. This College, in partnership with the families of its students, aims to build on the initial formative influence of the family, in the lifelong process of Christian education.

Our Vision - We want to create a school that nurtures and strengthens our students as they are transformed into better and more compassionate people.

We invite young people to engage in an education that sets high expectations and uncompromising standards. In the process, we give them a chance to test themselves against the best they think they can be, to grow in the knowledge of the Catholic faith, to develop a loving relationship with Jesus Christ and to build a Christian community.

Core Values - Marist College Canberra is a Catholic learning community illumined by the gospel of Jesus Christ and founded in the Marist tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat.

Our core values derive from our understanding of the Gospels and Marist characteristics as modelled by Jesus Christ and Marcellin Champagnat.

The Heart of our College - Our response to the gospel message is to make Jesus Christ known and loved.

We seek to give joyful witness through our motto Servo Fidem, by passing on our faith in God to others and living in a way that is faithful to the Gospel call to love our neighbour, especially the most neglected. We offer an opportunity to listen to the gospel message of Jesus Christ, to embrace these values and to accept the challenge of living them out through the witness of faithful Christian service.

Informed by both the values inherent in the Gospels and in these Marist characteristics of education, Marist College Canberra upholds the core values of faith, love, justice, compassion and hospitality.


As we follow in the footsteps of Saint Marcellin, we strive to give practical expression to our Catholic faith in the evangelisation of young people.


We acknowledge that our love of God calls us to love of self, love of neighbour, love of work, love of learning, and love of our College in the way we take pride in all that we do.


We strive to see each person as equal in dignity and worthy of respect. We are honest in our relationships with one another, remembering always to act with a spirit of forgiveness and listen carefully to all voices before making decisions. This attitude leads us to reach out to the wider community to those who suffer injustice.


We seek to live in solidarity with others, letting our presence be a good example to our students and those with whom we work. We strive to be aware of the suffering of others and respond with sensitivity and respect in times of need. Compassion is a sign of our mateship with those in need.


We seek to be a welcoming school community which is open to others and embraces diversity. Our service to others is an expression of this hospitality.